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Circa 1923-1925 New York Giants Game-Used Road Jersey
Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $5,287.50
Although Barry Halper's fabled baseball jersey collection was known primarily for its "star" appeal, it also contained a number of desirable "style" jerseys, a few of which he kept, including this rare treasure: a circa 1923-1925 New York Giants road jersey. The gray road flannel jersey, which predates uniform numbers, features a blue pinstripe design and is simply lettered "Giants" across the front in blue felt letters. A "Spalding" label is located in the collar. The garment is completely original, with no alterations, and displays moderate-to-heavy wear throughout, including a few tiny tears in the collar. A small 1 x 1.5- inch hole in the left front tail has been repaired by means of a cloth patch (vintage team repair). Unfortunately the jersey displays no player identification, but is extremely desirable as a style example. 1920s flannel jerseys are very rare and highly prized by collectors. As a point of reference with regard to its extreme rarity, it should be noted that only ten other jerseys/uniforms dating from the 1920s are currently even listed in the MEARS population report. Graded A6.5 by MEARS (base grade of 10, with 3 points deducted for lack of positive player identification and a half point deducted for the team-repair). From the Barry Halper Collection. LOA from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000. SOLD FOR $5,287.50
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